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Pete Hoekstra Loses

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) lost to Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) in the U.S. Senate election in Michigan Tuesday night. Stabenow had a la...

Debbie Stabenow Wins Reelection

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) was projected to retain her seat, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. Stabenow was heavily favored over GOP ...

Democratic Incumbent Has Big Lead Over Republican In Michigan Senate Race

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

In the Michigan Senate race, two-term incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow is facing former Republican Rep. Pete Hoekstra. Hoekstra was last seen in ...

Jennifer Bendery

Pete Hoekstra Hits Debbie Stabenow For Seeking Same Stimulus Money He Sought

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- You know it's the height of election season when one candidate is criticizing the other for doing the exact same thing that he or she di...

WATCH: Colbert Lambasts GOP Candidates Who Want To Repeal 17th Amendment

Posted 08.21.2012 | Detroit

After a campaign marked by scrutiny and criticism, Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra got a painful scorching Thursday when Stephen Colbert dedicated a se...

Pete Hoekstra Wants To Repeal The 17th Amendment

The Huffington Post | Alexander Becker | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

If Pete Hoekstra had his way, he wouldn't have to campaign for a seat in the Senate right now. Instead, he would simply be chosen by the state legisla...

Hoesktra Wins Michigan Nomination For Senate, Will Face Stabenow

AP | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN | Posted 08.07.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Former Michigan Congressman Pete Hoekstra has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, overcoming a challenge from two Republicans wh...

Michigan Primary Is No Throwaway

Posted 08.06.2012 | Detroit

2012 is no throwaway primary. New redistricting across the state has created entire new constituencies for pols. That's had the effect of also crea...

Michael McAuliff

Racist Super Bowl Ad Reappears

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An infamous television ad that that was slammed as racist and anti-Asian after it aired in Michigan during the Super Bowl has made a mys...

GOP Senate Hopeful Questioned For Hiring Felon

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

A Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Michigan reportedly hired a convicted felon to collect signatures to get him on the ballot. Pete Hoekstr...

Hoekstra Radio Ad: National Security Leaks Are The Work Of 'Traitors'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra, a Republican who is running to unseat Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, on Monday released a radio ad criticizing the Obama...

Erin Mershon

Pete Hoekstra Pulls In Nearly $500,000 At Lobbying, Law Firm

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Mershon | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

Though he is not a registered lobbyist, Michigan GOP Senate candidate and former congressman Pete Hoekstra received nearly half a million dollars duri...

WATCH: CNN Host Confronts Republican Over Birther Proposal

Posted 05.30.2012 | Media

CNN's Brooke Baldwin had a contentious exchange with Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra about his proposal to establish an office to verify the president'...

Dem's Surprising Birth Certificate Remark

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

A former Democratic governor of New York said that President Barack Obama "got away with it" if he was not born in the United States. On his radio ...

Luke Johnson

GOP Senate Candidate Flirts With Birtherism

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A prominent Republican running for the U.S. Senate in Michigan has emerged as yet another proponent of the "birther" movement, accordin...

Bitter Primaries Hurting GOP Chances In Key States

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. — Mutual admiration was the rule for Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson's listening session at the University of South Florida. School pro...

Pete Hoekstra Makes Surprising Claim About Student Loans (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A video of Republican Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra vowing to end all federal student loan programs has surfaced on YouTube, putting th...

Pete Hoekstra Burns Through Cash In Michigan Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

Last week, Michigan GOP Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra announced that he had raised nearly $700,000 in the first quarter of 2012. As The Huffington Po...

Pete Hoekstra Fundraising Drops After Super Bowl Ad

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics

Michigan Republican Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra took a pounding in the polls after running that Super Bowl ad of an Asian woman speaking broken Eng...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senate Candidate Slams Lilly Ledbetter Act: 'That Thing Is A Nuisance'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Republican congressman Pete Hoekstra, who is now running to unseat Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), weighed in on the Lilly Ledbet...

Dem Candidate Profits From Negative GOP Ad

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D) enjoyed her most successful fundraising quarter ever in the wake of the controversy surrounding a negative campaign ...

Cain Defends GOP Rep's Racially Charged Campaign Effort

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

Herman Cain defended Rep. Pete Hoekstra and his controversial ad while campaigning for the Republican in his home state of Michigan. The former Rep...

Herman Cain Establishes New Role As Kingmaker

Politico | ALEX ISENSTADT | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

Now that Herman Cain’s presidential quest is in the books, he’s trying on a new hat: kingmaker. ...

Michael McAuliff

Pete Hoekstra Tanks In Polls After China Super Bowl Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The fortunes of Michigan GOP Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra have plummeted since his infamous Super Bowl ad featuring an Asian woman spe...

Amanda Terkel

Asian-American Super PAC Launches To Hit Back Against Controversial Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new super PAC has formed to support allies of the Asian Pacific Islander community after GOP Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra aired a co...